Friday, February 27, 2009

cody hoyt

For your Friday viewing pleasure, some beautiful typographic illustrations by artist and illustrator Cody Hoyt. He majored in printmaking at Massachusetts College of Art, and incorporates a lot of traditional print media like intaglio, lithography and silkscreen in his work. The end result is just beautiful. I currently have this one as my desktop wallpaper at home:

via Kitsune Noir

make nice

Some fun typography work from Portland designer Ven Hist, aka Make Nice.

sanderson bob

Some very cool type treatments from UK designer Sanderson Bob.

via Changethethought

Thursday, February 26, 2009

eika dopludo

Some pretty cool hand-drawn letters from St. Petersburg-based illustrator Eika Dopludo. Check out her flickr page for more lovely illustrations.

via Pitch Design Union

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

christiaan postma

Wow, some pretty cool stuff from Stockholm-based artist and designer Christiaan Postma, rethinking everyday items like clocks and calendars in a fun (and typographic) way.

A typographic clock - the stick-like pieces move to display the hour - this progression shows the change from 3:00 to 4:00:

Calendar wallpaper - I wish I had this in my studio:

Via SeeSaw

Monday, February 23, 2009

darren booth

I love love love Toronto-based illustrator Darren Booth's hand-drawn type. This is just the tip of the iceberg. His site is full of beautiful things.

via Design*Sponge

Sunday, February 22, 2009

not so deadly

I just saw these candles inspired by the seven deadly sins on Death by Kerning. They're made by Cannes-based company Dem├Ęche. I'm not sure how I feel about the labels (they look a little slapped on to me), but I'm loving the type treatment. It has a real vintage calligraphy feel, updated with open spaces and elegant flourishes that do really remind me of flickering candle flames.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

when type goes bad

Anna Friel's dress has NO written all over it. No, really it does. In theory, I like the idea of mixing typography with high fashion, but this just isn't working...

via Go Fug Yourself

letter monsters

I saw these cute letter monster illustrations on Boing Boing the other day. North Carolina based designer and illustrator Joey Ellis created them to help his son learn the alphabet. They remind me a little of something Reis would do. You can see the whole alphabet on his flickr page.

Friday, February 13, 2009

type love

Okay, so I'm not generally a huge fan of valentine's day, but this print by Laura George is pretty cool. It's available for sale at Dawanda.

via Print & Pattern

Sunday, February 8, 2009

your typography is so 1864

I recently came across this link to Depression Press' flickr photostream on design work life. They've got a lot great stuff on there, but this book of typefaces from 1864 seems to be getting the most attention. I can see why...

Thursday, February 5, 2009

this cup isn't lying

I saw these coffee cup designs by waldo pancake for UK coffee company Puccino's on The Dieline today. Holy crap these are awesome! I wish we had Puccino's here, although I don't drink coffee or tea so I don't know why I care... Anyway, according to The Dieline, the designer, Jim Smith, has been designing for Puccino's for 10 years and has quite a bit of leeway to play with language and humor. love love love! Waldo pancake's site doesn't seem to be working (probably too many people linking from The Dieline), but you can see a lot more on his flickr site. Also, there's an interview with Jim Smith on Brand New (which I somehow missed).

Wednesday, February 4, 2009


I created this pattern from my own hand-drawn initials, based on this quick little pencil sketch:

Monday, February 2, 2009

egg press

When I lived in Portland, they sold these gorgeous letterpress cards by Egg Press at my local grocery store, New Seasons. Oh, how I miss New Seasons! I've seen these cards at Blue Bottle Gallery in Seattle, but not at the grocery store. But back to Egg Press, they are a small operation based in Portland; their main focus is letterpress printing, but they also do offset and silkscreen. And even their logo is cute!